Ramin Rahmani (1,2), Javad Karimi (3), Farideh Davoodi (4), João C.C. Abrantes (2), Pedro R. Resende (2), Sérgio I. Lopes (1)

1- CiTin—Centro de Interface Tecnológico Industrial, 4970-786 Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal

2- proMetheus—Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC), 4900-347 Viana do Castelo, Portugal

3- BIAS—Bremer Institut für Angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH, Klagenfurter Straße 5, 28359 Bremen, Germany

4- DMMM—Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management, Politecnico di Bari, V.Ie Japigia 182, 70126 Bari, Italy


The industry 5.0 revolution prioritizes digital transformation and automation, while also focusing on improving human-machine interface (HMI), improving production and reducing work-related injuries. On the other hand, to tackle the challenge of designing lightweight and complicated structures, new high-tech materials have been developed using combined additive manufacturing (AM) and powder metallurgy (PM) techniques. The futuristic subsections of additive manufacturing (AM) produce composite materials that incorporate both metallic and ceramic components, suitable for a range of applications from art to industrial use. This brief overview examines the key features of the fifth industrial revolution, with particular attention to the selective laser melting (SLM) process. Two specific areas of study include the exploration of an antiviral metal-ceramic composite and also reflective metal fabrication using integrated AM-PM technologies.